This challenging half marathon sees runners, walkers and cyclists circumnavigate the main road around the Orkney island of Rousay.

Now in its 12th year, the Rousay Lap Half Marathon has become one of the most popular fixtures on the Orkney athletic calendar. An event with a real family feel, participants run, cycle or walk from the pier around the island, taking in some spectacular scenery as they go.

The event is funded by the Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre Development Trust and is open to all ages, although under 16s must have their entry form signed by a parent or guardian, and under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. All finishers will be issued with a certificate and a Rousay Lap Half Marathon medal at the finish line.

The event is free but there will be a collection for the RNLI this year, and all donations are welcome.

Visit the Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre Development Trust website to enter, or contact the office on 01856 821 229. Alternatively, entry forms can be picked up at KT Sports on Bridge Street and at Cycle Orkney on Tankerness Lane in Kirkwall, and at the Orkney Ferries Tingwall Office. Or you can just come along on the day and register before the race.

This years’ Lap will once again start at midday at the Pier before heading anti-clockwise around the island, finishing by Trumland House. All participants must complete the Lap by 4.30pm